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Oakland's Gallery Scene is Exciting, But Does Exciting Sell Art?

In Oakland’s evolving art gallery scene, achievement is defined more by community and expression than by commercial success.

But does exciting Sell Art?

In Oakland’s evolving art gallery scene, achievement is defined more by community and expression than by commercial success.

Bad Puns and Great Watercolors

Larry Wilson serves an artistic Bay Area tour guide.

Bringing out the Masses at OMCA

Bringing out the Masses

OMCA celebrates local culture and community.

Cool Blue Seas and Warm Earth Tones

The art of Zsuzsanna Laszlo expresses the painter’s emotions.

Autumn Lights Festival Shines at Lake Merritt

Long after the picnic blankets have been cleared, the boats have docked, and the joggers have mostly headed home, there’s often a light burning inside the office of Oakland Parks Supervisor Tora Rocha, where she watches over the crown jewel under her charge—The Gardens at Lake Merritt, a seven-acre oasis of themed gardens on Lake Merritt’s north shore.

Wendy Lee Gadzuk Rocks East Oakland

Blues music plays softly in Wendy Lee Gadzuk’s East Oakland studio, packed with well-worn and comfy furniture, rock memorabilia, a three-legged cat, and the raw materials of her mixed-media assemblages: animal remains, a bag of baby doll heads, old jewelry, and hardware she scavenged from furniture discarded by the roadside, stripped with a screwdriver kept in her purse for just that purpose.

Chris Rummell Upcycles Ideas Into Art

Chris Rummell stands behind the counter at St. Vincent de Paul’s Redux Studios & Gallery in Alameda in his signature Buddy Holly glasses, a long way from the dairy farm and sawmill on which he grew up in Northeast Ohio.

Autumn Lights Festival Shines at Lake Merritt

Long after the picnic blankets have been cleared, the boats have docked, and the joggers have mostly headed home, there’s often a light burning inside the office of Oakland Parks Supervisor Tora Rocha, where she watches over the crown jewel under her charge—The Gardens at Lake Merritt, a seven-acre oasis of themed gardens on Lake Merritt’s north shore.